There was a time when women were confined within four walls. Those are past now. However, the path for women is not smooth yet. They are always facing many different obstacles. In a country like Bangladesh, these barriers are much higher. But what about that? Women are now routinely writing success stories. This success is sometimes surprising the world, raising the head of the country along with itself.
Women are busy with their work throughout the year. He has made the name of the country shine in the world court with his work and success. Women are proving that even the impossible can be conquered with willpower. Like every year, this year too, women were in discussion after achieving success in various fields. Let us know some achievements of women-
Senjuti Saha and Wahidunnessa Chowdhury
This year, two Bangladeshi women scientists made it to the list of Asia’s top 100 scientists. Their names appear in the list of the best Asian scientists of the Singapore-based magazine ‘Asian Scientist’. They are Gausia Wahidunnessa Chowdhury, professor of zoology at Dhaka University, and Senjuti Saha, a microbiological scientist at Bangladesh Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF).
Gausia Wahidunnesa Chowdhury has done several studies on plastic pollution and its harmful effects on nature and human life. After graduation and post graduation from Dhaka University, Gausia did his PhD from University of Cambridge. She is working for alternative employment of coastal women. He also worked on a research team of the National Geographic Society. He is a board member of WildTeam, an international wildlife conservation organization. In 2022, he received the OWSD-LCVIER Foundation Award for his contribution to the conservation of aquatic habitats and endangered species.
Scientist Senjuti Saha has been included in this list in recognition of her contribution to ‘Life Science’. This microbiologist is one of the champions of equality in global health research. Senjuti is director of the non-profit organization Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF). He was the first to reveal the genetic pattern of the coronavirus in Bangladesh. He was the first to prove in the world that chikungunya virus can spread not only in blood but also in the brain of a child.
Jannatul Ferdous IV
Jannatul Ferdous IV. She is one of the 100 most influential women in the world listed by the BBC this year. 26 years ago, a stove fire stopped his normal walking power. Yet he did not stop. He is a filmmaker, writer and human rights activist. Ivy was born and brought up in Khulna. Studied at Khulna Government Girls High School, Khulna BL College. After that, she did her Masters in Development Education from Eden Women’s College and BRAC University. In 2014, he established an organization called ‘Voice and Views’ for the rights of the disabled. Ivy has produced five short films so far. Apart from this, three novels written by him have already been published. In 2026, she received an award from Bangladesh Mahila Parishad for the film ‘Nirbe’.
Bangladeshi Touhida Shiropa was honored in the ‘Sustainability Thought Leader’ category in Vogue Business’ 100 Innovators list this year. He is the founder and chief executive officer of mental health care organization ‘Maner Bandhu’. He is not only the founder of ‘Mener Bandhu’, but he has been working for a long time as a pioneer in the protection of people’s mental health, especially the mental health and complete well-being of women. Since its inception in 2016, ‘Miner Bandhu’ has been a beacon in providing affordable and accessible mental health care to garment workers, women and youth.
In 2023 Forbes’ ‘thirty under thirty’ category, Janhvi Rahman was placed in the list of emerging young people of Asia region. Janhvi did her Masters in Computer Science. He built an organization on a digital platform to provide mental health care; Name — ‘Relaxy’. ‘Relaxy’ offers free check-in and meditation to understand people’s moods. Apart from this, “Relaxy” provides virtual therapy in exchange of money according to the needs of the customers. He is making more than 350,000 people aware about mental health through his Facebook page and app. Apart from this, ‘Relaxy’ is working in partnership with Physical Health and Wellness Clinic (PHWC) to create awareness about suicide prevention.
Nazli Hossain of Bangladesh has been included in the list of top 10 women architects in Asia this year. In February, the Indian magazine ‘Women Entrepreneur India’ presented the award. In 2007, Nazli Hossain obtained his bachelor’s degree in architecture from BUET. He is known as a pioneer of eco-friendly building design in Bangladesh. He is the architect of the US Green Building Council. Almost a century after completing her formal studies, Nazli Hossain made it to the list of top 10 female architects in Asia.
Rupali Haque Chowdhury, Managing Director of Berger, the country’s leading paints solution brand, made it to the first issue of Time magazine this year (January). She is the first woman in Bangladesh to serve as the managing director of a multinational company. Rupali Chowdhury presented an informative discussion on the growth of the paints industry in Bangladesh and Berger’s role as a market leader in the pages of the US-based Time magazine. As a successful business leader, he earned the honor of presenting his valuable speech on the pages of Time magazine. Rupali Chowdhury was born in Patia, Chittagong. He started his career as a general worker in 1984. Then Berger joined.
Manisha Das Chaiti
Bangladeshi scientist Manisha Das Chaiti received the NASA award this year. He received the Robert H Goddard Award for the ‘Landsat Calibration/Validation’ team of young students from the American space research agency NASA. The award is considered the most prestigious in aerospace science and technology. Manisha Das Chaiti is a girl from Tattakanda village of Raipura police station in Narsingdi district. He grew up in Narsingdi town. Manisha studied at Khulna University of Engineering Technology (Kuwait).
Dr. Rumman Chowdhury
Time has announced the names of the world’s best 100 people for their contributions in the field of artificial intelligence or artificial intelligence this year. Dr. of Bangladeshi origin was included in this list. Rumman Chowdhury. Rumman works on ‘Applied Algorithmic Ethics’ combining data science and social science. He mainly works on the ethics of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Rumman Chowdhury was born in 1980 in Rockland County, New York. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Management Science and Political Science. He then obtained an MSc in Statistics and Quantitative Methods from Columbia University. In addition to working in Silicon Valley, he earned a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. From February 2021 to November 2022, he worked as a team engineering director at Twitter (now X). During this time, he worked to reconcile ethical standards with Twitter’s artificial intelligence.